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CSPAN
Sep 27, 2011 5:00pm EDT
at the united nations general assembly? pakistan is here because it believes in multilateralism. each september, we return to this great city and this grand scheme so we can reaffirm the presence pls and values of multilateralism. it is and has been one of the abiding central points of our central policy. we are committed to the deal of the united nations. to us, the ideal is very simple. we can do more together than we can apart. we can solve complex problems by consensus rather than by yiewn unilateralism. multilateral cooperations deals with global challenges, old and new in our independent world. as we grow more than and more dependent on each other, the space for unilateralism and unidimensional question is strengths. those skeptical of the future of multilateralism are living in the past. our future, collective future, is bright, and it's the nations in multilateralism that safeguard this future. mr. president, pakistan believes in the promise of the united nations over the scorch of war. the world governed by rules and norms of civility of decency and good will creating a better future f
CNN
Sep 18, 2011 1:00pm PDT
.n. security council, perhaps go to the united nations general assembly, which wouldn't be as serious, would enforce the so-called u.s. veto that they're fearing and also could give him a lot more international support. they're also looking at a way, kind of for the day after, they're looking at this week planning for next week, trying to get the parties back to negotiations, trying to get a statement by the international community, that quartet which includes russia, the united nations and the european union and the u.s., basically laying out the framework for getting the parties back to the table, something that both of them say they want to do. >> meantime, with that vote of membership for palestinian state recognition, the u.s. says it will be vetoing that. elise, thanks so much. >>> and one more note about this week's gathering of the united nations general assembly, libya will be represented there, but by a representative of theforce s th that ousted moammar gadhafi. >>> as the economy continues to suffer, and people continue to be without work, many are moving back into their parents'
NBC
Sep 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> president obama is in new york for a two-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. but the president -- the white house rather will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya, but that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> today is the first day back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is a vote to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners, with a taxable income of at least $350,000 a year. the new bracket would be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if this new plan passes, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>
CNN
Sep 19, 2011 2:00pm PDT
world leaders are coming to new york for the 66th annual united nations general assembly. secretary of the state, hillary clinton, is here in new york. she is working furiously to try to avoid a high stakes international clash, international clash i should say, over palestinian statehood. the palestinian authority president said today he will submit an application for statehood to the united nations security council on friday. joinsing us here in new york is our senior united nation's correspondent richard roth. richard, walk us through as the stakes are really enormous right now, what we expect will happen in the coming days. >> we got a big clue today that meeting you just saw of secretary-general with the leader of the palestinians. according to the u.n., abass will submit for the u.n. friday h which is win the palestinians plan to speak. so nothing is expected unless there is dramatic development until friday. he seems intend ease told the u.n. in effect going to the security council where the united states veto does loom. the british foreign secretary today saying maybe you don
CBS
Sep 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
the tremor or were buried by the landslides right afterwards. >> the united nations general assembly opening session today. mahmoud abbas plans to amy for statehood recognize nation. they're threatening to use force. >>> the 11-month-old girls from sudan were joined at the tops of their head. the charity that funded the operation says the babies do not appear to be suffering any neurological side effects. >>> six months marks two years since the crash that nearly killed soccer star charlie davies who now plays for d.c. united. >> since the early morning wreck on the gw parkway, davies has defied the limits doctors set for him. chip reid has more on the come barque and the goals davies has for himself. >> nearly two years ago, it looked like charlie davies would never play soccer again. >> many people doubted me. in my own head, i knew nothing was going to keep me from getting back on the field. >> davies a star forward was horribly injured in a car accident near washington, d.c. that killed another passenger. davies' right leg was fractured in three places. his eye socket was shattered. his
CBS
Sep 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
night for the annual gathering of the united nations general assembly. this morning he will meet with the head of the libyan transitional council as well as other leaders. after attending a fundraiser tonight the president is scheduled to address the u. n. tomorrow. >>> a difficult investigation this morning for police in prince george's county. they're determining the exact details of what happened when a 2-year-old boy shot himself in the head last night. the child died a short time later. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live at the scene in oxon hill, maryland, a very sad scene to say the least. good morning. >> reporter: it is -- good morning. it is a tough morning. in fact, and police are trying to figure out exactly what happened. there's still cuello tape here. remnants of it here on the fence surrounding the building that once surrounded the building here where the investigation was going on last night. and whether this horrific accident happened here at 6261 in this apartment building on riverside plaza apartments. residents are saying it happened on the second floor o
ABC
Sep 21, 2011 6:00am EDT
nations general assembly this morning. he will follow back up with meetings with israeli and palestinian leaders. the u.s. says it will veto the move in the u.n. security council. >>> still no word on why an unidentified man jumped a fence outside the white house last night. it happened about 6:30 on pennsylvania avenue near lafayette park. the secret service says the man was carrying a backpack, but there was nothing dangerous inside. he faces unlawful entry charges. the first family was not home during the incident. >>> 6:32. a murdered bowie state university will be remembered at a vigil tonight. >> the service will allow the university community to celebrate dominique frazier's life. prosecutors say that her roommate's alexis simpson stabbed her to death after they argued over music plank from ipod. -- music playing. >>> the oldest daughter of massachusetts senator ted kennedy has died. she died at a north west d.c. health club at the age of 51. >>> a funeral mass will be held at 9:30 this morning at holy trinity church in georgetown. there will be a private burial. >>> two prince ge
CNN
Sep 15, 2011 2:00pm PDT
've been watching this a vote in the united nations general assembly that's coming up that would declare a palestinian state. what should the president of the united states do when it comes to that resolution? >> that starts a war process. that's the first step toward further delegitimatation of israel. he should make it clear to every country in the u.n., including the palestinian authority, this is going to be very expensive to you in every way the united states can make it expensive. >> a direct warning, is that a good idea? >> he should veto it, stand with israel and he should encourage the palestinians and israelis to sit side by side, across from each other, secretary clin has dispatched david hale and david ross to the region. i was in the region this summer, wolf, i can tell you, i sat down with the prime minister on many occasions. >> of israel? >> right. he's ready to negotiate with the palestinians. it's time to negotiate. we don't need any more gimmicks. >> we'll see what happens. i'll be reporting from new york all week. thanks very much. looking into a new technology that m
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT
to debate and to discuss the important issues facing the world at the united nations general assembly. while there will be a variety of issues on the agenda this year, i'm extremely concerned about one issue specifically. over the last several months, palestinian authority president abbas has repeatedly voiced his intention to formally request statehood recognition and full membership in the united nations. in july, the arab league endorsed this irresponsible ploy. regrettably, president abbas intends to make the former request during this session of the united nations general assembly. i oppose the decision of the palestinian authority to seek a declaration of statehood by the united nations. the unilateral action of the palestinian authority is intended to circumvent the peace process. it is not a good-faith effort to achieve peace in the middle east but to me, rather, it is a political maneuver. the united nations should not be interfering or intervening in this complex process and should refrain from passing unilateral delegations on -- declarations on issues that are part of ongoing dir
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2011 9:00am PDT
of the united nations general assembly on friday. >> martin fletcher in tel aviv. thank you. >>> republicans have another showdown in florida. fresh off the california straw poll and it was not one of the front runners who came out on top. >>> plus, can the postal service even be saved? i'll ask the post master general when he joins me in just a few minutes. she won't eat eggs without hot sauce. she has kind of funny looking toes. she's always touching my hair. and she does this dancing finger thing. [ male announcer ] with advanced technology from ge, now doctors can diagnose diseases like breast cancer on a cellular level. so that women, like kristy's mom, can get personalized treatment that's as unique as she is. [ kristy ] she's definitely not like other moms. yeah, my mom is pretty weird. ♪ her morning begins with arthritis pain. that's a coffee and two pills. the afternoon tour begins with more pain and more pills. the evening guests arrive. back to sore knees. back to more pills. the day is done but hang on... her doctor recommended aleve. just 2 pills can keep arthritis pain away a
MSNBC
Sep 19, 2011 6:00am PDT
york city. does a fundraiser tonight. and does the united nations general assembly opening. we'll see you at the jack lue briefing. >> one more thing to point out in the president's debt plan. in this focus on millionaires. a little bit of a message victory for chuck schumer who is a big advocate of trying to create the millionaire line, if you will, the proverbial drawing that line on this. the white house pushed back big time at the time when it was done. now they're embracing that populism today. interesting side note. speaking of what i was talking about at the united nations. u.s. officials are trying to head off a dramatic showdown over whether to admit an independent palestine to the united nations. hanging in the balance, aid to palestinians, relations with israel and the president's own political future. nbc's john ray is live for us in tel-aviv. in a perverse sort of way, isn't the ewe united states happier today that the palestinians are going to go to the security council rather than the general assembly when it's looking for increased recognition on the world stage? >> i
CNN
Sep 25, 2011 3:00am PDT
trip to the united nations general assembly. while there he delivered a passionate plea for palestinian statehood. the u.n. security council could start debating the issue as early as tomorrow. the u.s. delegation has threatened to veto the palestinian statehood plans. >>> and 80 protesters arrested at demonstrations on wall street after the biggest one-day crackdown in more than a week. we were telling but the protests last week -- telling you about the protests last week. they were protesting what they say is a financial system that favors the rich at the expense of everybody else. police set up protest zones. demonstrators ignored those, having stayed in the areas. >>> 40,000 pounds of potentially dangerous grounds beef headed for schools in georgia. that's being recalled now by the department of agriculture and a texas meat company. tests found the e. coli bacteria, e. coli can cause kidney failure in severe cases. the usda says most of the meat never made it out of the warehouse in georgia, and they have no reports of anybody getting sick. ten minutes past the hour. >>> pmy apologi
FOX News
Sep 13, 2011 8:00am PDT
of the united nations general assembly, ahmadinejad will be coming to new york and this will potentially be a political feather in his cap. jenna: we'll see. sarah shoud was released september 14th, last year, so we'll see if it's repeated this time around. p.j., nice to have you. >> all right jenna. jon: at a time of economic uncertainty, the price of gold is soaring. it is lead to go a new american gold rush, unlike the first one in 1849, though, california seems to be getting left behind this time. we'll tell you why. >>> also, it's time to vote for our must-see moment of the day. rick is at the web wall with details. >> reporter: i've got a job for you at home, now is the time to go to the foxnews.com/happening now page, if you've ever seen a blue whale, could be your chance if you vote for that, or see a romantic proposal, a national guard soldier proposing to his girlfriend at an airport, or your final option, a crazy car chase in aus rail kwrarbgs involving a yellow porsche which could be reason enough to make this your selection. now is the time, go and vote, we'll have the resul
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2011 10:30pm EDT
-- [applause] he assured the members of the general assembly, he urged the united nations to recognize the inalienable rights of the palestinians. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. do not let the olive branch fall from my hands. president arafat again addressed the assembly. the palestinian people adopted the session held that same year in algeria. when we adopted this program, we were taking a painful and very difficult step for all of us. especially those, including myself, that lost their home, their towns, and their villages, carrying some of our belongings. and the keys to our homes. the diaspora in 1948. one of the worst operations of removal of a vibrant and cohesive society. the cultural, education, an economic renaissance of the arab middle east. because of our conviction, and because we have the courage to make difficult decisions, we have decided to adopt the path of relativism. that is the correct part of this great historic -- against our people. only 22% of the territory of historic palestine. our goal is the territory occupied by israel in 1967. we made a m
FOX
Sep 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
not belong in the united nations general assembly. he is a terrorist. >> reporter: he didn't discuss the two american hikers held in iran two years or their nuclear program. a spokesman for u.s. ambassadors susan right said mahmoud ahmadinejad turned to abhorrent anti-semitic slurs and despicable conspiracy theories. eric shawn, fox news. >>> it's 7:37 now on a friday morning. we are still three days away, but the excitement is building about monday's redskins' game against the dreaded cowboys. dave ross joins us for a preview. >>> flash flood watch in effect later this morning. that's the view now. you can see the traffic on wisconsin avenue in northwest d.c. tony has a look at the forecast coming up yet again, and julie will help us get through the fog as well. it's now 7:38. mm >>> 7:41 now. it's dallas week. >> never too early. >> always a bigger game when you're playing dallas, especially in dallas. we've had trouble there in the past. you have a national audience watching. you'll hear great things about the redskins. a lot of people
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2011 9:00am EDT
the united nations general assembly meeting? i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. blumenauer: mr. speaker, last night roger was honored for his 20 years leadership as defenders ever of wildlife, where he became a key pillar of the american environmental movement. the successful reintroduction of the gray wolf in the american west is an example of his tenacity, skill and vision. whether roger was fighting to protect our environmental laws from assault or using them for their intended purposes, he showed how even in difficult times people would respond to protect what they cherish. that is how we built defenders of wildlife in the formedible political and policy force, increasing the membership 1,500% to almost a million people. whether it's taking his phone call, taking a visit or exploring the refuge with roger, his passion was clear to me. roger provided leadership that matters which speaks volu
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
third address to the united nations general assembly. live coverage on line starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span.org. the president is expected to address the middle east peace process. the president spoke yesterday on libya, touting it as a model of what the international community can achieve. that's where we will begin this morning, with your take on the role of the u.n. and world affairs. >> libya is a lesson in what the international community can achieve when we stand together as one. i said at the beginning of this process, we cannot and should not intervene every time there is injustice in the world, yet it is also true that there are problems where the world could have and should have summoned the will to prevent the killing of innocents on a horrific scale. we are forever haunted by the atrocities we did not prevent and the lives we did not save. this time was different. this time we, through the united nations, found the courage and the collective will to act. host: let me begin with the front page of "the washington times." they said this. host: let me show
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 3:00am PDT
the world at the united nations general assembly. there is a lot on the line. iranian leader's tone will be very telling because his grip on power is shaky these days. many observers believe he needs to ease tensions with the united states. let's go first to the political prisoner in the united states thing. what do you suppose that means? >> i was than aware there were a lot of iranians in the mountains picked up -- >> but iranians in jail in different capacities over the years iranians asked for a quid pro quo release. we have to see until the american hikers are back on u.s. soil to see just what these statements really mean. whether it is political niceties to thank oman and reflect on their experiences in iran, until they come back, probably they will be on the set and you can ask them. but as for the hikers' situation it also played out this drama at the united nations, you can't mistake the timing. president obama, president ahmadinejad, different areas of the u.n. while president obama was speaking, president ahmadinejad came in through the u.n. entrance. here he is leaving
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
brings his campaign of hatred to the united nations general assembly and stands miles from ground zero, three weeks after the anniversary of the september 11 attacks and declares that the u.s. government orchestrated the attacks to reverse the declining american economy as he did last year, we will stand up for those brave men and women who lost their lives that day and every day since then and when he celebrates the 10th anniversary of the durbin hate fest, a rant against israel, we will stand up for the freedom of democracy that israel represents, freedom of democracy that ahmadinejad represses in his own country. that's going to be our role just tomorrow. and i know you will look forward to standing in strong opposition to those statements from one who wishes to see israel wiped off the map, one who could be tried to incitement to genocide. we will stand in opposition to the hateful rhetoric we will be forced to listen to tomorrow. mr. engel: i said before that the u.n. has been a kangaroo court against israel time and time again and israel cannot get a fair shake in the united nati
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2011 1:00pm EDT
representative to the united nations from 2002 to 2006. during this period he was chairman of the fourth committee of special political and decolonization of the 60th u.n. general assembly. vice president of the economic and social council from 2004 and 2005 and vice president of the u.n. conference on illicit trade and small arms and light weapons in all its aspects in 2001. . began his career in 1992, serving as charge kay defair as azerbaijan's commission. he was the 47th through 56th sessions of the united nations general assembly. having joined the ministry of foreign affairs of azerbaijan in 1989, the ambassador has held the post of political officer first secretary, and deputy director of the ministries department of information and political analysis, as well as director of department of international organizations. i took up oriental studies of state university in 1972 and received the school's highest degree in 197 . he did postgraduate research as russia's academy of science in moscow. in the early 1990's he also studied for a year at the diplomatic academy of russia's foreign
FOX
Sep 22, 2011 9:00am EDT
leader at the united nations last night. the president addressed the general assembly saying negotiations with israel will lead to a peaceful settlement palestinians are going ahead for their push for un membership tomorrow. >> developing news from capitol hill where there has been a surprised defeat of a bill to keep the government running past next friday. democrats and 50 tea party republicans oppose major parts to have bill that dealt with disaster aid and spending cuts, gop hard liners were upset it dealt with disaster money without making cuts elsewhere. despite predictions fema will run out of money in the next few days, democrats don't like $1.5 billion in a government loan program that help make fuel efficient vehicles. >> central bank is using a $400 billion plan to stimulate the economy called operation twist last used in the early 1960s involved selling short term securities to buy long term treasury the move is supposed to lower long term interest rates but critics sea rates are already low and operation -- kittings say rates are already low and operation twist will only incr
MSNBC
Sep 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, of course, the united states will veto the security council and the general assembly would probably vote 140-150 nations in favor of palestinian statehood. which means that palestine, if people want to look it up, will have basically the same rights as the vatican now. not a full member, but the right to participate in an international fora and international organizations and so forth. >> do you think the united states should support that? >> i do. i think it would be good for israel and the united states to support, to support that. as we supported israel in 1948 when they took the same move. and then have a good faith negotiation based on what the united states policy has always been, that is a 1967 borders with the premise that israel withdraw from the occupied territo territories. that's something netanyahu is not willing to make. his predecessors said this is what we need to do. >> president carter, thank you so much for this time. i really appreciate it. >> great to be with you. thank you for having me. >> thank you. >> thank you very coming. >> we had a ton of feedback on the show aft
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2011 10:00am EDT
the united nations the numbers are not going to go well for a general assembly vote. the united states invested a lot to the peace process and the united states understands the negative consequences of a u.n. vote. i think that needs to be transmitted to the leaders of other countries and i'm glad to see that the administration's taking a very active role to let the capitals of the world to understand this is an important vote and that if you support an independent palestinian stateside by side with the state of israel the best way to do that is direct negotiations. the only way to do that is through direct negotiations and a vote in the united nations, even though its legality may have some questions, vote within the united nations will be counterproductive to that end. and i applaud you with your strong statements in that regard. i just also want to bring up the case of allen gross, cuba, imprisoned. i know we have a difficult time in communications with our neighbor, cuba, but i think it's important that we continue to advocate for justice in regards to allen gross and to bring him
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2011 1:00am EDT
of the united nations but it will become an observer if the general assembly votes. this will get them access to membership and it is a step forward. i would not be in favor of this if united states had put forward any comprehensive peace proposal as president obama has announced. one, a freeze on all is really settlements and also based on the 1967 borders. if they would put forward that proposal as a basis point of negotiation, both the palestinians and the carter center would be in favor of peace talks based on those issues. the israelis are not willing to accept those proposals and president obama is not willing to make that effort. as an alternative to the stalemate, we reluctantly would support the palestinian move for recognition in the general assembly. >> one final question, what can you in the carter center do to help educate the members of congress on working in developing countries with respect for the individuals rather than going in with a heavy hand? >> nothing. [laughter] i do not think congress is receptive to any and vice from the carter center. i still maintain a close rela
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
recommend to the general assembly that pliep become a member -- palestine become a member nation. united nations. but in the security council the united states can veto a proposed change. however, the palestinians also have another means to alter their status. they could petition petition the general assembly directly where the united states does not have a veto and seek an upgrade from their current position as a permanent observer entity to a nonobserver state. if this occurs, the palestinians will be in a much better position to manipulate u.n. affiliated agencies such as the criminal court. mr. president, it should go without saying that i will remind this body that the prospect of palestinians being actions against israel's leaders and military forces for defending our sovereign ally's right to exist is completely unacceptable. we should expect more from the united nations but in spite of its sweeping statements in support of individual rights and peace, it has a mixed record at best when it comes to the treatment of israel, a liberal democracy. the low point of its long and tarnish
CBS
Sep 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
the united nations. that, of course, would be a way to be seen as more benevolent leader. it's worth noting that sarah shourd was released one week before he addressed the general assembly last year. seth doane, cbs news, new york. >>> a bus driver is being blamed for a deadly crash at a rail crossing. the bus driver tried to beat the nonk plane but he was way too late. what you don't see in the video, a second train going the other way also crashing into the train's derailed cars. in all, 11 people, including the bus driver, were killed. and more than 200 injured. >>> a final report on last year's bp oil spill may be released today, but some details are leaking out and they don't look good for bp. after the deep raurt horizon rig sp exploded nearly 5 billion barrels of oil spilled into the gulf. bp didn't reveal it to investigators for up to a year. >>> and the gulf coast is still suffering the effects of that oil spill. tropical storm lee stirred up tar balls that are still washing up on beaches in louisiana and alabama. the mayor of one alabama town says tests show the tar balls are from
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2011 1:00pm EDT
to the security council, probably, but certainly to the general assembly where all the members of the united nations have a chance to vote. my guess is that the palestinians will get 140 or 150 nations who will vote for their becoming a state. this will not change the occupation of palestine by the israelis, and it will just make -- if the united states does veto the security council, then they will not become a fully recognized member of the united nations, but they will become an unofficial recognized observer, and this would give them certain access to membership in international organizations, and it would be a step forward. i would not be in favor of this if the united states had put forward any sort of comprehensive peace proposal. as president obama has announced on two major occasions, one a freeze on all israeli settlements inside palestine, and also, based on the 1967 borders -- if the united states had put forward that proposal as a basis for negotiation, then both the palestinians and the carter center would be in favor of peace talks based on those two issues, but the israelis a
MSNBC
Sep 22, 2011 8:00am PDT
of iranian americans are outside of the united nations building to protest the presence of iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. a short time from now, he is set to address the u.n. generalcy s -- general assembly. in years gone by he's insinuated the american government was behind 9/11 and claimed homosexuality doesn't exist in iran. and can we expect more of the same today? i am joined now by bobby goesh. what do you expect today? >> if anything it is set up so he is probably going to be even more inflammatory. understand he is coming to new york, the weakest he's ever been in his presidency. the arab spring is completely destroyed his hopes of extending iranian influence in the arab world. he's having tremendous difficulty with his greatest ally, syria, which is in meltdown. and at home he's having sort of serious competition with the clergy, with the alternative power. he is coming to new york. he's very weak. even the episode where he released scott and josh. they announced they were going to be released immediately and the clergy said no, they are not. they are questioning him and pus
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2011 8:00pm EDT
, and the mechanisms of the united nations. the composition of the security council is unjust, and therefore, a changing and structuring of the united nations are considered as the basic demand of the nation's that must be addressed by the general assembly. during the last sessions i emphasize the importance of this issue, and called for the designation of this decade as a decade of collective global management. and that the capacity and resources must be modernized. i reiterate my proposal, that through international cooperation, efforts are committed and world leaders -- to the assistance on justice and support, of all the other nations. we can expedite the building of a common, large future. this movements is presently on the rightful path of creation. with the assurance of the future of humanity. a future that will be billed when humanity initiates to tread the path of the divine profitsp, under the leadership of imam, the ultimate savior of mankind and the inheriter to all divine messengers and the few. generation of our great prophet. the creation of a supreme an ideal society, with th
FOX News
Sep 10, 2011 10:00pm PDT
. in 2005, afghan foreign minister abdullah attended the u.n. general assembly. i was proud to show him lady liberty. but even theb, he feared without more u.s. troops, the situation in afghanistan would deteriorate. >> 1510, united nations security resolution has to be implemented. it cannot be implemented without troops. >> in 2008, we lost more troops in afghanistan, 120 dead and 104 from nato allies than at any time since the war began in 2001. and for the first time, prominent military officials began warning of the possibility of defeat. the taliban had the momentum. >> we have seen a tremendous amount of bravery up to that time. what it took at that moment, when people were doubting and our backs were against the wall ttook a lot of resilience. it took a tremendous perseverance to keep that fight against al qaeda and keep pushing, bring more troops in to ultimately turn the tables and put al qaeda on their back foot. >> before i talk about that aspect of the counter attack, colonel kelley has corrected our premise, the first counter attack was not tora bora, it came before october 200
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
in the security council or the general assembly. all parties involved stand to lose if president abbas pursues statehood at the united nations. madam president, it's important that the truth be told. israel is not what stands in the way of a palestinian state. neither is the united states standing in the way of a palestinian state, for both the united states and israel have endorsed the creation of that future state. what prevents the state's creation is the palestinian refusal to recognize israel as a jewish state with historical rights going back thousands of years to the land and to jerusalem. the palestinians must recognize israel's right to exist as a jewish state and must return to the negotiating table. rejecting these terms and instead going to the united nations will result in widespread repercussions. the palestinian authority and the palestinian people rely heavily upon international donors and support. chief among those benefactors are the american taxpayer. last year americans sent about $550 million to the palestinians. in june, this senate unanimously passed a resolution cospons
CNN
Sep 22, 2011 2:00pm PDT
at united nations. today's address by the iranian president ahmadinejad was certainly no exception. for 30 minutes he lambasted the united states and its western allies, prompting a mass walkout by many diplomats in the general assembly. what is different this year is ahmadinejad's standing at home in iran, we're taking a closer look. cnn's brian todd working the story for us. what's going on with ahmadinejad inside iran? >> reporter: wolf, analysts say he's had internal struggles with the man who is once his chief backer, supreme leader. ahmadinejad needs to build capital at home and in the broader middle east, and observers say speeches like this help him do that, even if many find them outrageous. it was classic ahmadinejad. less than seven minutes in, iran's president blasted the u.s. and other western powers, though not by name. >> translator: who abducted forcefully tens of millions of people from their homes in africa and other regions of the world during the dark period of slavery. who used the mysterious september 11th incident as a pretext to attack afghanistan and iran. >> repor
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2011 10:30pm EDT
by force . the tragedy of our people was born, the united nations -- was born as well, by tens and hundreds of the resolution and recommendations issued by the general assembly and the security council. but these resolutions were in a way in vain. we go to the united nations to ask and to demand for a legal right which is the full membership of the palestinian state in this organization. we convey with our fellow palestinian delegation the pain of our people to achieve this goal and to put an end to the torture, and we enjoy our right with -- enjoy our freedom within a palestinian state within the borders of june 4, 1967 with jerusalem as the capital of our nation. our efforts, our continuous efforts so as to reach through negotiations, a resolution to end the occupation and to lead to the establishment of an independent palestinian state is at a locker. because of the policies of the israeli government that is rejecting to commit itself with negotiations on the basis of the international legal resolutions and agreement signed with the p.l.o. and it's a policy of celtments and as the jewish
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2011 8:00pm EDT
thanks also go to mr. ban ki-moon on his reelection as secretary-general of the united nations. we express thanks and appreciation to him, and that general secretariat staff for their efforts over the past year. in particular, is falling out of the situation in our country. excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, we wish to congratulate the people of south sudan on the assumption other place to united nations. we use it or do we wish to congratulate the transitional council in libya. -- we wish to congratulate the transitional council in libya. my country has been witnessing since last january a huge package -- a put huge political crisis. the political opposition that has been one of the main components of our system since the establishment of a state of unity in yemen in may 1990. it decided to relinquish and rejected the principle of consensus. refusing to implement the agreement that we have had since 2006. following its failure in the elections. as these parties -- they will not allow them to seize power. therefore there has been violence which threatens the outbreak of civil war
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